Department of Population and Public Health Sciences

Master of Public Health Program How To Apply

Admissions Deadlines

M.P.H. program admission is available on a rolling basis throughout the year. The program only matriculates each fall. See the university’s academic calendar for semester start dates.

  • Deadline dates:
    • Scholarship considerations: February 1st
    • First consideration: April 1st

Note: All documentation must be in by the above dates for first consideration. After April 1st, completed applications will be considered for admission on a rolling basis until all seats are filled.

M.P.H. Program Requirements

The Admissions Committee takes into account many factors from the full application for admissions decisions. Other specific requirements include:

  • GPA 2.7 or higher (3.0+ for first consideration)
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution 

M.P.H. Admissions Process

Applicants who are active students in the Wright State University (WSU) College of Graduate Programs or medical students in the Boonshoft School of Medicine, as well as WSU faculty or staff with a master’s or terminal degree, should email the M.P.H. Program Coordinator before beginning the application process.

When applying, please note:

First, apply in SOPHAS. After your SOPHAS application is submitted, you will receive an email from the M.P.H. Program Coordinator with further instructions to complete the application process. Only the Fall term is listed in SOPHAS; applicants will select a specific term to matriculate when completing the WSU College of Graduate Programs application.

Step 1: Apply in SOPHAS

Apply in SOPHAS for admission to the WSU M.P.H. Program. You will need to pay the SOPHAS application fee. [Required]

You will need the following to complete your SOPHAS application:

  • A current resume/CV
  • Statement of Purpose: Applicants should respond to the following questions without exceeding 1500 words.
    1. Why are you interested in pursuing an MPH degree and how will this prepare you for your career?
    2. How has your previous work and/or volunteer experiences led you to apply to the MPH?
    3. How have you promoted diversity, equity, and inclusion in your previous work or volunteer experience, or even in your personal life?
  • Official transcripts for ALL higher education institutions attended. For international students, SOPHAS will only accept international transcripts evaluated by WES.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professionals who can speak to your professional or academic experience

Step 2: Apply to Wright State University

After your SOPHAS application is submitted, you will receive an email from the WSU M.P.H. Program Coordinator with instructions on how to complete the application process and pay the Wright State application fee. [Required]

You must send the following documents directly to Wright State for verification:

  • Official transcripts for ALL higher education institutions attended.
    • Mail transcripts to:
      Wright State University
      College of Graduate Programs & Honor Studies
      3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
      Dayton, OH 45435
      NOTE: Electronic transcripts are sent to
    • International applications can submit either an official WES evaluation or have transcripts evaluated for Wright State by the International Education Evaluation for less than using WES; go to: Wright State University | IEE ( Unofficial copies can be uploaded if a WES was submitted in SOPHAS.
  • International applicants are required to provide official TOEFL (min. 79) or IELTS (min. Band 6) scores (ETS code 1179). Official Duolingo scores will be accepted (120 or higher).

Applicants recommended for admission may be interviewed before a final admissions determination.

For more information on admissions, visit the Wright State College of Graduate Programs & Honor Studies or International Admissions websites. For more information about our region, visit Explore Wright State University.

M.P.H. Program Cost

Information on tuition and residency is available at Enrollment Services (RaiderConnect).

M.P.H. Scholarships

There are merit-based scholarship and fellowship opportunities for Wright State graduate students offered by the Wright State College of Graduate Programs. These are very competitive with other graduate programs at Wright State. Students meeting the first consideration criteria will be contacted about these opportunities only after all their documents have been submitted in SOPHAS.

For more information on student loans and funding opportunities, visit Enrollment Services (RaiderConnect).

Last edited on 05/02/2024.